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    Phoronix: AMD Sends Out Initial Linux Driver Support For "Renoir" APUs

    AMD is striking well over the past month with their Linux hardware bring-up. In the past month we've seen the Navi 10/12/14 support get in order for Linux as well as support for the future Vega-based Arcturus GPU and now we see the initial enablement patches for their next-generation APUs, Renoir...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...noir-APU-Linux

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    This is... unexpected to say the least. Navi was supposedly an architecture that could scale from mobile (samsung deal) up to high-end so how come they are still using Vega?

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    • #3
      i don't believe they are. it will be navi.

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      • #4
        Maybe Renoir is much closer to release than we might think?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jedibeeftrix View Post
          i don't believe they are. it will be navi.
          Radeon Software links Renoir to Vega, not Navi: https://twitter.com/komachi_ensaka/s...31565481586688

          Originally posted by brent View Post
          Maybe Renoir is much closer to release than we might think?
          Q4 2019 or more probably Q1 2020.

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          • #6
            I can not believe Renoir will be Vega again, Navi (RDNA) needs less memory bandwidth, is more power efficient and from scratch designed for 7 nm, to me it makes no sense at all to go on with Vega for mobile graphics

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mumar1 View Post
              I can not believe Renoir will be Vega again, Navi (RDNA) needs less memory bandwidth, is more power efficient and from scratch designed for 7 nm, to me it makes no sense at all to go on with Vega for mobile graphics
              thats exactly my thoughts

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              • #8
                Originally posted by halo9en View Post

                Radeon Software links Renoir to Vega, not Navi: https://twitter.com/komachi_ensaka/s...31565481586688



                Q4 2019 or more probably Q1 2020.
                That was January. Things change. I'd love to see the full list of that hex read out as I'm not seeing a single reference to Navi, but all sorts of old references up to big Vega.
                Last edited by Marc Driftmeyer; 08-09-2019, 02:02 PM.

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                • #9
                  I think it's more of a time, effort, and money thing. I assume this would be Zen 2, Vega, and 7nm. Adding Navi to the new mix would likely push it out to mid to late 2020. With Vega, it's closer to a shrink of the existing APU, and it's possible to then have it ready to show at CES 2020, and a release in early 2020. Maybe in 2021 they add in Navi + DDR5 to the mix (though I have no idea how far out DDR5 is, let alone for mobile).

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                  • #10
                    Typo:

                    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                    while most of he code changes

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